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Maine news from Ellsworth, Bucksport, Gouldsboro, Blue Hill, Sullivan, Surry, Hancock, Deer Isle, Stonington, Orland and throughout Hancock County.

  • Vehicle overturns in Hancock

    Vehicle overturns in Hancock

    HANCOCK — First responders rushed to the scene of a Hancock accident Friday afternoon after initial reports indicated children might be trapped inside the overturned vehicle. The crash, which occurred on the Eastside Road near the intersection with Russell Cove Road involved a single vehicle, which flipped over and went off the road, hitting a

  • Blue Hill sailor does it again, this time with help

    Blue Hill sailor does it again, this time with help

    BLUE HILL — Last month, Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club sailor Roger Shepley grabbed the top prize in the single-handed phase of the biennial Bermuda One-Two ocean race, piloting his Omega 42 Seriana to a first in class and first overall finish in the 635-mile rhumb line race between Newport, R.I., and St. Georges. Not satisfied with

  • Man arrested after Wednesday evening car chase

    Man arrested after Wednesday evening car chase

    ELLSWORTH − A Beddington man was arrested on July 10 after leading police on a car chase through Ellsworth and hitting a cruiser, according to a press release from the Ellsworth Police Department. The chase began after an officer driving on High Street around 7 p.m. noticed a pickup truck “operating erratically.” Police tried to

  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School honor roll

    Deer Isle-Stonington High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Deer Isle-Stonington High School:   Honors with highest distinction Grade 9: Anwen Hudson, Henry Penfold, Taylor Staples. Grade 10: Rylee Eaton, Ariel Larrabee, McHenna Martin, Kaylee Morey. Grade 11: Eliza Borntraeger, Trevor Cochrane, Marissa Judkins, Brienna Limeburner, Ella Marshall, Benjamin Penfold. Grade 12:

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 11

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 11

    ELLSWORTH — Officers helped the public stay safe over the holiday weekend, mostly by warning local residents not to consume alcohol in public. On July 2, officers warned a group for drinking in public at a local swimming hole. Later on, police went out looking for a man who was reportedly intoxicated and stumbling in

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 11

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 11

    WINTER HARBOR — While Maine State Police were en route June 29, Winter Harbor Police responded to Dyer Bay Road in Steuben for a report that a man was chasing another man with a knife and baseball bat and trying to kill him. Police responded to the scene at about 9:33 p.m. and found the

  • Water levels, fish kills discussed at dam hearing

    Water levels, fish kills discussed at dam hearing

    ELLSWORTH — The audience was smaller but the message no less forceful on Tuesday evening when officials from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) met with residents asking for better fish passage, decreased turbidity and less fluctuation in water levels in Graham Lake. The meeting at Ellsworth High School was held at the request

  • Hancock County Jail Log July 1-4

    Hancock County Jail Log July 1-4

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 1 and 4: Nathaniel Smith, 48, Gouldsboro, operating a methamphetamine laboratory. Tiffany D. Paige, 38, Searsport, failure to appear. Thomas R. Richardson, 32, Poland, six months for operating a methamphetamine laboratory. Cara M. Fox, 56, Deer Isle, warrant. Erin M. Kelly, 24,

  • Wet spring hurts  strawberry crop

    Wet spring hurts strawberry crop

    BLUE HILL — It’s a bad news/good news situation if you enjoy locally grown strawberries and want to pick your own. Thanks to a cycle of thawing and freezing last winter and a rainy spring, strawberry crops have not fared well. “We usually have six acres and we lost 1.5 to two acres to winter

  • Brooklin  OKs retail liquor sales

    Brooklin OKs retail liquor sales

    BROOKLIN — This coastal town just got a little wetter. Thanks to a referendum the town of Brooklin held Monday, retail sales of hard liquor will soon be allowed for the first time in town, specifically at the Brooklin General Store. The results of Monday’s referendum will allow the store to sell spirits every day